Spring Vegetable Potato Salad

One of my favorite things to look forward to in the warmer months is potato salad! There’s something about it that bring me back to my moms house, standing there with a fork eating it right out of the container. What’s great about potato salad is you can make it so many different ways. Warm, cold, with a mayo base, with a vinegar base, different veggies, chopped eggs – the possibilities are endless! This time I decided to fancy it up with my fresh CSA veggies and some creme fraiche. It was DELICIOUS. And as suspected, I ate most of it standing in my kitchen before actually putting it in the fridge.

Ingredients:
10 fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 cup green peas
1 kohlrabi, chopped into matchsticks
2 scallions, greens chopped and bulbs kept whole to roast
1/2 cup creme fraiche (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cut potatoes and whole scallion bulbs on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. Remove and let cool.

In a food processor, mix together the creme fraiche, lemon juice, and roasted scallions, then salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, kohlrabi, peas, chopped scallions, and creme fraiche mixture. Add a little more salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!

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Prosciutto Wrapped Potatoes With Ramp Chimichurri Sauce

It’s ramp season!!! I’ve been waiting for them to pop up and was super excited when I got some in my CSA bag this week. Ramps are little onions that are only in season for a very short period of time in the Spring. They have small bulbs on the bottom, and leafy greens on the top. All of which are edible and delicious! I made a chimichurri sauce using the ramps, which was really fresh and flavorful. It could be used on a variety of things really, from chicken or steak to a simple plate of roasted vegetables! I was only planning on eating a few then taking the rest to work tomorrow….but I ate all of them. Every single last one. I guess that’s a good sign though!

Ingredients:

Chimichurri Sauce (from Sweet Paul)
1/2 cup ramps, leaves and bulbs separated
1 cup fresh parsley
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flaked
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Other:
1/2 pound fingerling potatoes
4 oz prosciutto
Olive oil
Pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Start by making the chimichurri sauce. In a pot of boiling water, boil the stems/bulbs of the ramps for 3 minutes, then add the leaves and cook for one more minute. Remove and run under cold water to stop the cooking. Add the ramps, cilantro, parsley, salt, pepper, and chili flakes to a food processor. Blend until mixed well, then slowly add the olive oil a little at a time, followed by the red wine vinegar. Set aside until ready to use.

Next, cook the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt and boil for about 6 minutes. You do not want to cook them all the way, otherwise they will dry out in the oven. Remove and set aside until slightly cooled. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle some pepper, then cook for 10 minutes, flipping half way through. Once they are cooked, remove from the oven but keep the oven on. Cut the prosciutto in half the long way so each slice is about 1 inch thick or so. Place the potato on one end of the prosciutto and roll it up. Continue with the others then place back on the baking sheet. Cook in oven for about 5 minutes or until the prosciutto is crispy.

Add the potatoes to a dish and spoon some chimichurri on top!